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Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note7 vs LG G5

With the Samsung Galaxy Note7 now out, it’s time to compare it with another superphone in the market – the LG G5. Which one is better on paper? Let’s find out in our quick specs comparison below.

Samsung Galaxy Note7LG G5
5.7-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD Dual-edge display5.3-inch Quad-HD IPS Quantum Display
2560 x 1440 resolution, 534ppi2560 x 1440 resolution, 554ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos 8890 Octa CPU2.15GHz dual core + 1.6GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Mali-T880 GPUAdreno 530 GPU
up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)microSD up to 2TB (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture16MP rear camera + 8MP wide angle camera - dual rear module
5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture8MP front camera
Dual-SIM (hybrid)Dual-SIM (hybrid)
4G/LTE4G/LTE Cat. 12 up to 600Mbps
WiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.2, aptX HD
USB Type C, Iris Scanner, Fingerprint scanner, Heart-Rate Sensor, IP68-certifiedUSB Type-C, Fingerprint scanner, Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWizAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
3,500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery w/ Fast Charging, Wireless Charging2,800mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)
153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
169g159 g
Gold Platinum, Onyx BlackSilver, Titan, Gold, Pink

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy Note7:
* Larger display
* Gorilla Glass 5
* Larger internal storage
* Iris scanner
* Heart-rate sensor
* IP68-certified body
* Larger battery
* Gear VR bundle


LG G5:
* Denser display
* Larger rear camera resolution
* Secondary wide-angle camera
* Larger front camera resolution
* Modular build with support for accessories
* Slimmer and lighter

As you can see above, the Galaxy Note7 has more bells and whistles compared to the LG G5 most notably the new Gorilla Glass 5, iris scanner, and heart-rate sensor. You can also do more with the Note7 thanks to its larger internal storage, battery, and water and dust resistant body.

The LG G5 is not to be scoffed at though, it poses to be a better imaging device thanks to a larger camera resolution paired with a secondary wide-angle shooter. It’s main feature though is the modular design, allowing you to enhance its features by buying “modules” that cater to your needs.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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